Monday, September 18, 2017
It's Monday! What are you reading? 9-18-17
It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
Last week I finished reading:
Saving Marty by Paul Griffin
A book with lots of parallels to Charlotte's Web.
I finished reading with my ears:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
An important read but definitely hard to read. I'm for sure interested in watching the TV series now.
Picture books that stood out in the pile last week:
Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler
Joseph Kuefler mines the wealth of material that are playground dynamics. Lots to discuss here, which makes this a great classroom read aloud.
Beyond the illustrations themselves, the overall concept, layout, and design of this book is top notch. It sort of put me in mind of something you might see in a music video.
I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
A book that is a perfect example of why Rudine Sims Bishop's article about Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors is so important. Love your hair. Love your skin. Love who you are.
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
A sweet picture book that defines certain virtues and vices through the lens of cookies.
Currently reading with my eyes:
Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough
Currently reading with my ears:
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
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